Imperial Trans Siberian

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  • Explorer
  • Train tour
  • Overland Journeys
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  • duration 29 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Ends Tokyo, Japan
Starting in Saint Petersburg and ending in Tokyo, the "Imperial Trans Siberian" tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 29 days. You will be touring through Irkutsk, Saint Petersburg, Kanazawa and 11 other destinations in Mongolia, Russia and Japan. "Imperial Trans Siberian" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Starting in elegant St. Petersburg and traversing the mighty Trans Siberian Railway you will visit all that Russia has to offer as well as the wilderness of Mongolia and both the tradition and modernity of Japan. Spanning histories and time zones this is truly a majestic journey.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Hedley
  • From Britain
  • On Nov 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Hedley's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“A wonderful tour with excellent service from the operators. We had a great tour leader and really good local guides. Don't think about it anymore. Go. You'll not regret it!”
  • Liz
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Liz's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“We thoroughly enjoyed Mountains and Monasteries. It comprehensively covered everything possible to see and do. The tour leader was outstanding and organisation faultless. We now have a better understanding and appreciation of 3 different cultures, their history and geography and aspects of a shared past. We highly recommend the tour.”
  • Jenny
  • From Australia
  • On Nov 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Jenny's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“Just back from the Five Golden Stans trip. Great group of travellers and Anya was a fantastic guide. The trip was exciting, challenging, invigorating, educational and culturally different. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about a part of the world which is unknown to Westerners. Be prepared to experience wonderful culture, great food and the friendliest and most hospitable people. Previously, The Persian Caravan was my favorite journey, but the Five Golden Stans may just beat it! Well done Sundowners!”
  • Day 1: Arrive St. Petersburg
  • Day 2: St. Petersburg and to Moscow
  • Day 3: Moscow
  • Day 4: Moscow and to Yekaterinburg
  • Day 5: Yekaterinburg
  • Day 6: Yekaterinburg
  • Day 7: Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 8: Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 9: Irkutsk and to Lake Baikal
  • Day 10: Lake Baikal
  • Day 11: Irkutsk
  • Day 12: Aboard the Trans Mongolian Railway
  • Day 13: Arrive Ulaanbaatar and to Terelj National Park
  • Day 14: Terelj National Park
  • Day 15: Terelj National Park and return to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 16: Bus to Ulan Ude
  • Day 17: Ulan Ude and Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 18: Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 19: Trans Siberian Railway
  • Day 20: Arrive Vladivostok
  • Day 21: Across the Sea of Japan
  • Day 22: Across the Sea of Japan
  • Day 23: Welcome to Japan!
  • Day 24: Kyoto
  • Day 25: Kyoto
  • Day 26: To Kanazawa via Nara
  • Day 27: Kanazawa to Takayama
  • Day 28: Takayama and to Tokyo
  • Day 29: Tokyo
  • 13 hotel (twin share)2 Siberian guesthouse (twin share)2 Mongolian ger 1 Japanese inn2 ferry (8-berth)8 train Options single supplement available for hotel stays – prices available on request.
  • 22 breakfasts 2 lunches 6 dinners
  • All transfers including to and from the airport.
  • Comprehensive schedule of sightseeing with certified Local Guides. You’ll have a generous sprinkling of free time to relax or explore on your own.
  • An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you. 24/7 support is available in the office and on the ground.
  • Any international flights to Saint Petersburg and from Tokyo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Imperial Trans Siberian tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Imperial Trans Siberian tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 December 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Imperial Trans Siberian tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Imperial Trans Siberian tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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